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4/12/2020 12:01:00 AM
Life Of Two Chairs
Written April 6, 2020

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


Are they just chairs...
They are metal yard chairs...
Porch chairs maybe...

If these chairs could talk...
They were made around 1918...
They came to live with her Grandmother...
They were 20+ years old when...
When she was rocked in one...



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About the age of 5 she helped her Granddad...
Helped him paint them...
They have always been white...
As she grew they were used...
Used to sit in and shell beans...
Shell peas and laugh...
Laugh and tell stories...
Stories and secrets...

Lord the secrets those chairs heard...
Lots of people sat in these chairs...
Sat and talked to her Grandma...
They were the gathering place...
There were more chairs but those...
Those were the best...

As she aged so did her Grandparents...
Finally Granddad was helping...
Helping her paint the chairs...
It had become her job...

Grandparents died...
Her Mother got the chairs...
Her Stepfather, Jim took over the job...
The chairs were on Mother's porch...
Then the lake house porch...
More laughter and more fried catfish...
But then Jim died...
Mother was too old to paint the chairs...

She finally got the chairs...
She was so excited to have those chairs...
She paid a crook to sandblast...
Sandblast the old paint off...

Sandblast them off and paint them...
They began to rust in a week...
She was living in Greenville, NC...

OK.. she painted them herself...
She moved the chairs back to Columbia, SC...
Columbia is where they started out...
They were back home now...
But they would not stay...
Then they moved to Aiken, SC...
Next it was to Maiden, NC...
Then back to Aiken, SC...

Now they are on her front porch...
She too is getting old...
But she bought the paint and started...
Started to paint her chairs...
She explained to her Grandparents why...
Why the chairs had rust spots...
She talked to they and told they how...
How much she loved them and their chairs...

She pulled up many wonderful memories...
She rocked her own babies in those chairs...
Maybe no one else will understand but...
But these metal chairs have rust on them...
But so does the old lady on her front porch...
On her front porch painting them...
She can hear the laughter...
She can almost smell the butterbeans...
But of sure she can feel the love...

More About Judge Rembert: WWII made Judge an only child when her half-brother was killed in the war. She lived in a tiny town in South Carolina until she was eight and her Mother went to work. She was sent to a boarding school in Belmont, N.C. From that time on she has lived back and forth in the two Carolinas. They are both home. She was born dyslexic and did not know what the problem was or that it had a name until she was about 45. She was unable to spell so she never put words on paper until she was 65 and had a computer with spell check. She comes from a long line of story tellers and a Mother that taught her much by telling stories. Stories about people and how they faced life and how they dealt with problems. If you read what she writes you may hear her Mother and her Grandmother talking to her. She is thrilled to know that anyone reads her words and finds them interesting. Oh, she is 75 now and she now makes her home in Aiken, S.C. If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.


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